Grant-Funded Researcher (A) - School of Physical Sciences

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Aug 2021

Job no:505850
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Sciences, Level A

(Level A) $96,007 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed term position for 1 year (or FTE equivalent).

Join a growing research team in Adelaide working to advance Australia’s critical mineral resource potential.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated Earth scientist to undertake geological research on the igneous origins and rare metal (REE, Nb, Zr) mineralisation potential of alkaline volcanic rocks of Central Queensland. The position is funded through the Geological Survey of Queensland.

The successful applicant will join the newly-established and growing Australian Critical Minerals Research Centre within the Department of Earth Sciences at The University of Adelaide. The research work will involve close collaboration with scientists from academia, Queensland government and industry partners.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Geology, or a related field.
  • A commitment to research excellence in mineralogy, geochemistry, igneous petrology, or ore geology, with a demonstrated relevant publication track record in leading scientific journals.
  • A proven ability to conduct independent research, as well as to work effectively as a member of a research team.
  • Expertise in acquisition and interpretation of geo-analytical data.
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication, interpersonal, organisational and time management skills.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 23 August 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Associate Professor Carl Spandler
School of Physical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 33870

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment process for this position, contact:

Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 39271

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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